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Jan 27, 2010 9:00pm EST
teming to look back on these moments and assumehat our prress was inevitable, that america was always dested to succeed but wh the union was turned back at bullun and the allies first landed aomaha beach, victory was very mh in doubt. whenhe market crashed on black tuesday and vil rights marchers were beaten on oody sunday, the future was anythg but certain. these were the timeshat tested the courage our convictions anthe strength of our union. and deite all our divisions and disagrments, our hesitatis and our fears, america prevaid because we ose to move forward as one nation. as one people. again we a tested. and again we must answ history's call one year ago i took officemid two wars, an ecomy rocked by a severe recsion, a financial system on the verge of colpse, and a government deeplin debt. perts from across the political spectrum warned th if we did not t, we might face second depression. so we acted. immediately and aggresvely. and one year later, the wot of the storm ha passed. buthe devastation remains. one in tenmericans still cannotind work. many businessehave shutt
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Jan 8, 2010 12:30am EST
justun. race is themost important thing in america. it reallys. what i get out of an audience in 15 minutes psychiatrist cannot t out of them in 15 years. you'll s and listen out sex, relion, you think thingsre taboo, and ty will sit there d listen a will not open their mouths, do t resnd. but you talkbout race and wi flip in five, minutes. whys race a fertile ground to navigate? >> because america is caught up in it. we are a melting p. there soany different nationalities, soany different races, people of different colors, it is just fun tavis:hen people think that you are being litics, paul is being kilobit and politic -- pauls bei a little bit incorrect,hat you say? >> i am a comedn. people are like saints. we ma people's lives better. it is true, without us, yo guys would be miserable. especially in the political ara now our economy, the way the world is, we need comedians. vis: where does ul mooney find fny? >> in life. the funny it is in life. it is in this mome now, being with you. when i leave her i will b talking abouyou. that is what funny is. the jusis. tavis: you can't d
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Jan 1, 2010 8:00pm EST
books ll us much about the year just passed and t year toome. dan balz, author o"the battle for america 2008: thetory of aextraordinary ection," joan biskupic, theuthor of "american original,a biography of the supreme court justic annin scalia, davisanger, authoof "the inherance," a ook at t challenges of o foreign policy. >> celebrating 40 years of journalistic eellence, from our nati's capital, this is "washington week" withwen ifill. produced in associati with "national journal." corporate funding for "washiton week" is provided b -- >> we know why we'r here. to esign the futu of fligh inside and out. >> build omorrow's technogy in amazing ways. >> and resape th scienc of aerosce forever. >> around theglobe, the people ofoeing re working togeer for the dreams of generations to come. >> that's whywe're here. >> the johns hopkin global m.b.a integrating expertise with intertional understanding to develop leaders fr a better world. the johs hopkins carey busine school, where bsiness is taug with umanity inmind. funding is also provided by the annenberg oundation, he corporation for publ
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Jan 12, 2010 6:30pm EST
movproduction to america produce things. we're seeing a shift by auto manufacturers ming to america to produce and protect tir market shares. >> reporter: micro stamping ys the key its success is emphasizinmore than just parts prodtion. it tries to he clients cut costs by iroving product design, turnaroundimes, and quality contro >> lifecles are shorter now an they've ever been in products. and so trying to be ab to manufacture halfay around the world can be very trky in sht life cycle products. so, we're optimistic thawe're in a goospot. >> reporter: if that ueat outlook gains tracti, experts say it increaseshe odds of stamping out the economic recession. erika miller, "nigly business report", somerset, new jery. >>om: still ahead, detroit's electric dres. how the ture of the motor city more about amps and less about gas guzzlers. >>usie: looks like investors weren't too happy wi alcoa shares. >> tom: no, we talked about the earnings, a disappointi as they were, we saw the stock dropig today. the biggest drop of thdow, so t's take a lookt our market focus this evening a daof weakness across t
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Jan 28, 2010 3:00am EST
. open this one r me and tell me what you think. that's from bank of america. and on the back it ss 0% intro apr. >> yes, but theris an astesk or whatever that mark, so i have to now read at footnote i will have remove my glasses to read it. it says, "for thissee dilosure summary insert for details." now i have to find a disclure summary, which is the onhere. so, on the outside, says 0% intro apr; ihere, it says that mypr is 11.9%, 15.9%, or 19.9%, right, and "the apr y receive is determined bad on your credit rthiness," so i have no idea which o i am going to gethen they approve me. >> bergman: so, discsure, you say, doesn't work? >> i mean, look at howuch time it takes for both of uso go through this. >> bergman: yeah, exactly. >> ihink that your average consumers not going to be able to tranate what the real pricing is. bergman: now, y put out statements like is from pridian. >> we did. we did, solutely. >> bergmanwell, the criticism is that it's exploiting the custer, the fact that they don't reallynderstand what's going toappen. >>n a way, i will say yes. in a way, e pricing was
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Jan 28, 2010 7:00pm EST
energy. chevron. >> this is the engine that bnsf, the enginehat connects us. bank of america-- commitd to helping the tion's economic covery. pacific life-- the power to help yosucceed. and by the alfred p. san foundation. supporting scienc technology, and proved economic performancand financial literacy in the 21st ceury. andith the ongoing support of these institutions d foundations. and... this prograwas made possible by the corporatiofor publ broadcasting. and by contribuons to your pbs tation from viewers like you thank you. >> lehrer: president obama road tested his new cus on bs and the economy today margaretarner begins our coverage of t tune i don't know aftermath. >> reporter: th president was greet with applause by a friendl audience in tampa, florida. he and vice president joeiden unveiled $8 billion in grants for high speed rail, part of their n focus on jobs creati t president said againhe understands wh americans are going thugh. >>last night i've spoken about where w need to go and i've said ese are difficult times, these challging times for our country. in th last two
WETA
Jan 29, 2010 9:00pm EST
united states america. >> moyers: that'right, jobs. 29 times he mentionejobs. anwell he might. 43 states last month, the number of peop out of work was higher than a month earlier. this mon, one million people will run out of employment compensation. votersn massachusetts had jobs on their mind, too, and nt washinon a message saying, "pay attention." my next guest s been saying e same thing for months now, and often directly to the president. he thinks the meage finally broke through. richartrumka is the head of the a.of l.-c.i.o., representing 11 million mbers and 57 national an international unions he became its esident less than six months ago, after serving 15 years athe a.f. of l.'s secretaryreasurer. the son and grdson of coal mirs, he made his way through college and law school worki as they did-- blasti, drilling and hauling coal from th dangerous depths of the pennsylvania coal fields. he climbed his way up the nks of the united mineorkers of america at aime when that union was still rocked by violence and corruptio leading a form ticket, at age 33he became the mine workers' you
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Jan 8, 2010 5:30pm EST
>> i think w need the subtlyo recognize tha america is not pular in yemen but we need the wisdom to uerstand thatur assistance in th form of not just military intligence and counr terroris but aual foreign assistance hasone up and down in yemen. nd i think now y're going t se an efforto put together internationally a packagehat says, okay. can we help theemen goverent win back some of the supprt of its ople? avowed an ilosion in the rebellion in the nth and the difficulties they're havingn the south. can weut together a combination of what president obama has said all the tools, diploma, economics, foreign assistance ands, intelligence perations. and probably some al military to military assistce. all. these things need to be done if we're notoing to have a situation seral months or a year from now where another attack occurs in is country and peop do what they did in the case offghanistan a inted back to a hoe indicatio that we ok our eye off the ball. >> aga the fact is the fellow who was involve in this was n from yen. he was fr nigeria. you knowhat some of the ading operatives t
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Jan 13, 2010 6:30pm EST
repayaxpayers for the financl bailout. bankers oppose tha though bank of america's new c.e.o. brn moynihan said his company wa grateful for goverent assistance. he and thether bank c.e.o.s stopped short of thepology the prident's press secretary asked for. >> over the cose of the crisiswe as an industry caused a lot of dame. never has it beeclearer how poor busess judgement we have made have affected maistreet. >> reporter: commiioners probed theankers on where their risk managent strategies went wrong and how so manyad mortgages coulpossibly get made. but the answers th got blamed global credit condions or to something like a faire to coect the dots. as j.p. morg chase c.e.o. jamie dimon put it, the financiahot spots were well known. a lot of the things we all talked aut, mortgages, sivs, derivaves. they were l known. they wernot a secret out there. no one put it all together the financial commission wilbe tryi to put it all together. ithowed today it wants banks to produce docents showing how th managed risk, created bad mortgages, and bet against se of the now toxic securies they helped
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Jan 7, 2010 12:30am EST
the financial heth of america's banks. >>he banks are raisi an ordinate amount of capit throughout 200 and 2009. so they're bett positioned. some of the small banks won't make it ansome of the larger bas will continue to have to sell assets to support themselv. >> ghab: aot ofhe big banks have paid back the money in the bailout money is it fair to sathat they're healthy again? >> i would say they're hlthier beuse of the government intervention and the chae in accountingules. but home pces are worth a lot less than banks are caying them on thr balance sheets. and real estate wortha lot less in thectual markets than the banks are carryi on the balae sheet. u can't say this one is healthy, this one isot healthy. >> ghari so when the banks start porting their quarterly results where are e revenues coming from? >>hat's a very go question because the banks make money out ofhe loan books and t loan books ha been declining because they hen't been lending. from a f rspective, you know and have coveredery well the relatory environment makes it much more difficult fothe banks to chae fe on th
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Jan 14, 2010 6:30pm EST
boys, bank of america, j.p. morgan, d citi. it's u33% in the past year. compare that 12-month peormance with this exchange traded fund made of smaller, regional banks. while 's also at a 52-week hi, it is up only 3% over the past year. with today's 3point gain for e dow, the index sits at a frh 15-month high tonight. over that time, a couple o financial companies ha both been leader and a laggard. american expresss the best performing dow component. united tech is the second be. bank of america is the bigst loser, follod by g.e., which s a substantial finance businesstself. ck in 2007, the fashion rage was all out crocs. those slipper-likehoes made out of what e company calls closed cell resin material they flew out stores at big margins for thcompany. re's the three-year chart. the stock hit morehan 70 bucks share before it crashed to below $2. the stock now trades at tenth of its high. but it has staged a rally d on heavy volu. the c.e.o. sayit will make a profit this year as has eliminated itsebt, cut inventors, and closed rehouses. markets lo speculation and at helped shar
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Jan 10, 2010 9:00am EST
writt about it. what are yr conclusions about american healtcare? out health care in america >> about th coverage of it? well, the covere of it really, coradictory answers. there has been a lot of superficial coverage, the kd of he said, she said coverag, of who the nationalities -- of to the persolities are, an issue that issubstantive and like healtcare. paradocally, some ofhe best coverage have seen some in these newspaps, that we say are dinosaur "the washingtopost," "the new york times," have often comes done a brilant job of putting intoontext the fferent aspectsof health care, whether it is the role of the insurance company, the docrs, etc., how they match, thatype of thing has been donin ways that i think arodd-inspirinby some of the writers and "e washington pt" and "the new york times." >> the reason why we condt that type of coverage is becse newspapers canee this issue ming along, and they assign tes ofeporters whommersed themselves in an issue, as opposed to getting the he said, see said-she said, that th things. that only a large well-funded news organization can do. >> i w
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Jan 25, 2010 5:30pm EST
and addressing key onomic challenges facing america's futu. and additional funng is provided bthe following suorters -- > gd evening. i'm edie magnus. daljit dhaliwal is o toght. we begin in afghanistan and wt appes to be growing momentum for bringing the taliban into that country's political process. as the united statesnd its allies fight an creasingly toh war against the taliban, there is also new talk of reaching o to elements of the group with t aim o reaching a polical settlement on. thursday, an international conference i london will explore ys ofdoing just that. as well as a framework for transferng security respsibility to the afghans. the iss is also being discussed in a smaller meeting he today in istanbul wit the president of afghanian, pakistan and turkey. hamid kaai of afghanistan spoke after themeeting. >> those talin who are n part of al qaeda are other terrorist nworks are welcome to come bac to eir country, lay down arms, and resume life. >> as for th war and the surge of american troops, the u. coander, general stdly mcchrystal, says i an interview published toy
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Jan 27, 2010 11:00pm EST
the re in america spee. lasteptember he gave apeech to the joint session of congress essentially trng to reexplain the case for his health insunce program. i thk that given how bad the publicity has en for him in th last two or three weeks and the relts of the massachusetts elections heeeded change hipresentation of sadministration. think he was effective in doing at. >> i think, i agree with jim, charlie. i think that the president also need to explain what w planng to do. becae he now isn a very different position from the one he was inrior to massachusett and i think heid a pretty good job of telling us that. i think he gave two really important pieces of information. one is, he's not giving up on healcare reform. and the second is something tt hadn't seen him really doin very aggressivy prior to the massachusetts vote wch is he is going to hold the repubcan feet to the fire. and if they try to be theparty of noas he saidtonight, hes really going to try to make them pay in the court o public opinion. so i thinke gaves two important msages about at he actually intends to do. >> char
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Jan 14, 2010 11:30pm EST
will not be forgotten in this your hour of greatest need, america stds wit you, the world stands withyou. >> charlie: we begin this evening with a conversation with anderson cooper of cnn. has been in haiti and he's an eye witns to what's going on today. there's really not a perfect question aerson. youant to our eyes and ears to what you ar seeing. >> there are large speaker trucks that are going aroun kind of radio stations have emth, people have them here. it's going around with kin of inspiratnal words to people and just trying to reconnect families. people are missing, they can go to these people in these trucks. that's some of the noise you're hearing. also ting to dispel rumors whicare now rampantn e city. last nig around mnight or 11:00 there was a ror right outside the place'mtaying that a tnami was coming and we had lirally hundreds if not thousands of peoplecreaming and running throughhe streets afraid a tnami and it w a scam to get peoe to drop their possessis and run awa so people could take their possessions. there are a lot o rumors going around ... it'day two of t
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Jan 28, 2010 11:30pm EST
if you don't take steps to deal withhe deficit. >> rose: in america there a lot oftalk about financl reform, there is talk about how you, what you allow ban who are posit bas to do. no hedge fun, no private equity no proprietary tradin where do you com down? >> we thin that what esident obama said cently was probably righ we think that y shouldn have a situaon where banks that areaking retail and rporate deposits a also making the riskiest sortf betsn terms of large scale oprietary trading. so we weome what psident obama id and we would like work to get international agreement that we all agree that there are se thingshat we will say that to bks they can't do. don't want us to go back to the old-fasoned glass-steagallf somehow trying to divide retail banks from merchan banks. but think that was right. thsecond thing that he said that are very attracted to isthat we do need, notust to build u funds toake sure we pay back the money thatis been poured into the bankin the past t that we dneed to solve this moral problem of we've now got a set o banks th have effectively been told you won
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Jan 29, 2010 11:30pm EST
th's going to destroy america. and i would just say th we have to think about tone. it's not juston your sid, by the way. it's on our side as well. this part of what h happen in our policy, where we demonizthe other sides so much and wn it comes to actually getting things de, i becomes stuff to do. >> ros we continue now in davo, itzerland, with a conversation with larry summers. >> this man has probably worn me hat at davo than anybody in this room. harvardprofessor, world bank economist,member o of... secretary the treasury and deputy secretary of the treasur in the clion administration. president of harvard, private citizen i007. when he came her and he said you hav nothing to fear but not fearing, that was a ye, twoears ago. he's now joinss as a principal econom advisor to the president, president obama. i want to begin because there is news from washingt of the foth-quarter results from 2009. and us tha a a pathway to what'sappen until the americ economy and how it fits and what it sugges about the global economy. so tell us what the numbers are and wha ty mean. >> today'sdp fi
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Jan 1, 2010 5:30pm EST
polish desk at the u.s. state departme when the wall came down. he later became america's ambassadoro pond, and he joins us frowashingtond.c. thank you ve much for being th us. >> thank you for having me. so we just w lech walesa in rlin today. how much do you think e movemeed in poland in the early 1980s, the solidaty movement out of the gdansk shipyard, contributed to the fall of the berlin wal enormously. wiout solidarit they would not have been a fl of the berlin wall. the poleshowed the way a lech walesa a his chief associates we the right people at the rht time. by this time 20 yars ago, it was ready a solidarity-led government in poland, and at gornment showed what was possible thayear. they werthe people carrying the torchat the hea >> some also sayhat the former president, ronald reagan' hardline stance towards th- sovietnion in that famous speech he gavein germany at e brandenburg gatedemanding that the wall be rn down was critic to what happed. do youagree? >> partly. presiden reagan s right about th nature of commusm and the evil empirend right that i was doome
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Jan 14, 2010 6:00pm EST
news. president obama has anounced a new tax on america's biggest banks. the levy is aimed at recoupg some of the $0 billion of taxpers' money use to bail out banks, mortga companies, and carmakers. 11 iraqis have been sentenced to death for the multiple truck bombings of lt august which kied more than 100 pple. the with the deadliest attac in iraq for more than a year. they wer the deadliest attacks in iraq r morehan a year. a mahas ben charged with using corrosive liquid to cause grievous bodily hm. no evidence to begin with a series of attacks thahave injured mo than 100 people in the last year. andearing fro an argentine footbler has been auctione in a league. the money will p off some of his italn tax debts. his hearg was seized whene was traveling st year. good t have youwith us on @ bc world news." tuesday with is, if you can -- to stay with us, if you can. social networking, providing a lifene in the quicksand. first though, an inques about how a foreign doctor injected a 70-year-old man with fatal dose of pain killers. the local doctor om germany was on his first shiftfilling
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Jan 25, 2010 6:30pm EST
outlook for oidrilling in 2010. lliburton today said drillin in north americas picking up. that assessment came aer the company rerted a big earnings drop. halliburton pects 2010 to be much better than lt year. halliburton stock saw more tn twice average volu, plenty of interest, but not muchrice movement others out ts week include baker ghes and weatherford tomorrow. smith inteational on wednesy. these three mixed ahead of tir results. a number opower companies are due up for earnis this week. the li-up for this week from utilits looks like this. tomorrow, florida'f.p.l. group is first up. the stock is aeight month lows. on wednesday, it'southern group, and on thursday with american electric and domini sources. thanks tthe weak economy, demand f power was down in the fourth qrter as we saw in exelon's earnings ba on friday, but hopes are it wil pick up as the economymproves. citi analyst ban chin figures utilities will c their spending on g projects, some calledapital spending, by about 4%, ile earnings and divinds will continue to grow. and he says th's not a healthy mix if it
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Jan 27, 2010 12:00am EST
significant success, in h first year, it is that america is perceived very differentlyn europe and i think in the muslim world, the cairo speech and other speech hes gave began to reach out to the musm world in aay that i ink no other amerin president has. the probm he faces on the foreign fro is that 2010 now has to be the yearf delivebles. that'sifficult. he reaed out to ira and the irania didn't reach back. he's committed 30,000 americ troops, plus another0 that he did earlier i his term,o ghanistan. but weon't know until the middle of this year the earliest whether that's turning the tide. >> i heard you suggest, just a few moments ago, that you don't think personally as the chief washington correspondent for the new york timesyou don't feel that he spent oo little time on the enomy, but ttoesn't - that doesn'tquare well with the lls and surveys'm reading about whathe american people think,avid. >> that'right. the's also a difference between the amount of time tha as reporte we see a president focus something and the perction about what he i taing. . d i think that my whore -- wh
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Jan 6, 2010 6:00pm EST
onbs in america. also around the globe. comingp later for you -- yemen puts on ahow of force for the st in e fight against terrorism. d setting their wsites on global domination, we go he to head with facebook h.q. hello you. only months, perhaps weeks from general electionin briin, pre minister gordon brown is facing another challge from within t ruling labo party. two foreman government heavyweights called on colleagu to back a secret ballot on whether he should remain in charge. the body is divid over mr. brown's leership and likely contder have told the bbc it's going nowhere. >> it's lun-time, wednesday, and for gordon brown that means a utine date in the commons. time for a few qutions and the ance to put davi cameron on the backfoot. >> for him to talk about love and marriagtoday when he is the person who cannot gve a straight answer on the marriage question alone --e can't say i do or don't. >> far, not bad. >> doesn't he underand that a divided party without a proper plan is putting britain's recovery at risk? >> but all along the prime minister knew this was abo to brea
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Jan 28, 2010 6:00pm EST
. >> this is the president who took office saying he would ret america's relationship with thabroad. >> the politics dend he looks in words. not eery president goes deeply detail about pblems in the world ia state of the union message. it is the ste of the union, ter all. he talk about iraq and afghistan. >> brily. >> he talked about iran in netiations with russia over nuclear weapons. his focus is political an imperative, starting his second year where he has had a serious setback and looking aheato a midterm ection inovember that could be a disaster for his own pay. he had t get a new start in his domeic dynamic, much re than addresthe problems of the world. >> if we could look at anotr ise which was th nature of ameran politic this decision to alow more coorate fancing of elections, something he w angry about and you are with him on that. >> i am with him on thatartly out of sf-interest. i had a hand in some hose laws the quarter return. extraordary to have the presidt singled out the supremeourt while t jtices were sitti there. they threwut 100 years of law andradition by a 5-4
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Jan 5, 2010 12:30am EST
america's new c.e.o. ian moynihan seefor the future. forecasts at the bank predict the econy will grow more than 3% this year. but that slow pace also mes the unemploymentate will stay hi. anwatch out, above! the world's llest skyscraper is now open in dubai. at 2,717 feet, the bj khalifa is namedor the leader of neighborg abu dhabi whic pihed in $10-billion to bail dubai out of its fincial crisis. evolution of thinking for t fed chairman. that's how pitical economist tom gallagher today characterized this weekend remarks we tolyou about from fechairman ben bernanke. bernankeaid low interest rates were not tblame for the housing crisis, a ck of regulationas. stephanie dhue spoke wit gallagher about the message e fed chairman devered. >> reporter: bernanksaid sometimes thfed should use interest ratpolicy to address bubbles,o you see the fed making a move to aress emerging markets ocommodities? >>hat is a change on his part, netary shouldn't adjust at all, now i think ctral, should >> the monetary policy shouldn't adjust for bubbles at all til it is time to pick up the pieces. noi t
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Jan 21, 2010 6:00pm EST
wants ace with the taliban at any price. he's askg america and britain to support a plan to pa insuents to stop fighting. >> this is a country which has not known what it is like to be at peace f 30 years. only three days ago, the taban staged aaringeries of raids right in the cenr of kabul. now president car sigh is offeringhem a nedeal. >> you'r looking ll. >> not bad. >> he's proposdereconciliation before but themericans in particular havnever been in fwafere. now heaid they changed the minds. >>e have been talking about this -- issue o this for aong time now, there actually backing it. we know as the afghan peop th we must he peac at any cost. >> any coa? >> any cost. any cost. that means that --hatar is not the only w forward. >> so he'll try win the tall bn overwith money. >> those that will return will berovided with the abilities to work. to find jobs, to have protection and resettle in their own mmunities. >> aot of the gore guerillas are just poor farmers that joined the liban because the pay well, better than the government pays policeman and soldiers and now preside
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Jan 7, 2010 5:30pm EST
anaddressing key economic challeng facing america's future. and additional funding is proved by the following supporters -- >>> hello and good eveni. i'm daljit dhaliwal,welcome to rldfocus. ogress has been slow and there haat times been considerable tension between the united states and israel. still a year later, mitchel said last night there had been movement toward a resumption of lks. >> there i i believe, a strong feeling that the ti has come for negotiations begin. we're getting a lot of encouragement i that regard. >> mitchl says he will be going back tthe region in the next few days. and secretary of stateillary clinton to meet torrow with officials from rdan and egypt. if you listen to the israel and palestinian leadership, the time is rit to start talng again. both palesnian president mahmoud abbas and benjamin netanyahu met rently with the egyptian vice president hosni mubarak and bo sound positive afterwards. >> i just came fr gypt, and am encouraged. i expect and hope to see such a readiness from t palestinian thority. it is ti to move the pea procs forward. >> weave n
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Jan 30, 2010 6:00pm EST
us that america people have had it wit shington but not necesrily with the president,lthough it is clear that the numbers of americans ink the preside s paid too little attenon to e economy and too much to health care. wednesday nit, the president was talking a t about jobs. >> people are t of work. th are hurting. they need our help. i want a jobsill on my desk without lay. a yea a, much of the country was in love this young president read a lot of that has faded. a lot his critics say thate is to detach and use riegel. t think the speech - and to struggle do you think the speech took care of that, mark? >> can this marriage be saved? polls are 2 in favor bdry these pollare badly misleading, - 2-1 favorable these pls are badly misleading, because they rlect the audience that what is it, whicis partisan. this speech will not be a game changer, to use th washington cliche. it is a st in the right direction, but a sma step. >> charles >> i tught it was great success, apart from being arrogant, condescenng, dismissive, self-coddng, petulant, and lecturing in wn. it was wonrful. look,
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Jan 8, 2010 6:30pm EST
hil ne week. the c.e.o.'s of j.p.organ, goldman sach bank of america, and morgan staey are just some of the people o will face tough questions fromhe financial cris inquiry commission. the panel created congress and isolding hearings dnesday and thursday, and everyoneill be required to testify under th. >> tom: tonit's "market monitor" guest isandy lincoln, vestment strategist at m&i investmentanagement. he joinss from the c.m.e. group. sandy welcome to n. welcome to nbr. good to see you again. >> good the see you again. >> hudson: investors in emerging markethave done better, are you seeing a bubble i the making overseas? >> oh, to i don't think is a bubble. i think is not defying gravity at all, but maetreality. over the last ten yrs the emerging markets have ha phenomal economic growth of almost 8% a yr compounded over inflation, and the u.s. has grown at 4%. so investors follow that economic grow and thetock markets ewarded them. asou pointed out in prior broadcasts this has been a0% growth ratin the u., but in the eearn manying markets you have 9% a year. los like the's more ahe
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and addressing keyconomic challeng facing america's future. and additional fundi is provided by e following suppters --
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Jan 29, 2010 5:30pm EST
fiscal responsibility and addressg key economic challenges cing america's future anadditional funding is provided bthe following supporters -- >>> good evening welcome to "worlocus." i'm daljithaliwal in new york. although the united stes still ha more than 100,000 tros in iraq briin's involvement ended last year whenhe cotry with drew its forces. but for britain, the emotional cost of the war continues, especially for the families of 179 british troops who were killed in iraq. the families we among those paying close aention today as the former brish prime minister, tony blair, mounted a strong defensef every dcision hemade as he led briin io the war. the settin wa britain's most wide ranging investation into the conflict. and it brought bck all of the issues and justifications of e war. the september 1 attacks. the purported weapons of mass destruction. e brutal leadership of saddam hussein and his use of chemil weapons. in tonight's lead focus, defendg the war in iraq. lucy manning of our british partner itn watched as passions ran high, both inside and outside the hearing. >> repo
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Jan 13, 2010 12:00am EST
dren by new york and l.a. this movie is beg driven by the middle. everyday peoplin middle america. not ing driven by nework. what do you makeof tt? >> as long as i've been in this business, when they sh you that little grapin the numbers, i ptend like i know at they are talking about. yeah, i see there ia 69 in that thing there? that's gat. esome. i don't know. you know, i totally g towards what makes me proud. you know, makes me feel li it is a b middle fger to everyone w said i couldn't do it because i hope there is a bunch of girls and ladies behind me that are wanting to the sa thing and betr that i need to they pat for. so many womedid it for me. our job. tavis: youot to admit that is pretty cool. >> kinof cool. [laughter] if i may gloat. tavis: youan gloat. you have earned it. spking of the numbers, let talk about the other mie, "the proposal." don't know what to askbout this movie bause there is thr has been so much talk abo "the bld side." were the things planned to come out at the same time? >> everyone saiou have done much work this year. i said no it is over t years. th
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Jan 4, 2010 11:00pm EST
conflict, to reassure the arican people, to speak to america's enemies to speak to americaallies and the fee sitters out there and great swaths of e world wondering the what american policy is about. and so y see in the mmunication that unlded after th christmas attk in my judgment the beginning ofan obama sort of voice on this nflict and i think there's much more worko do to defi a narrative of counterterrorism that is rooted in thasic beliefs of strateg patience that the president outned after his inaugution but which is also vigilant and pointed d focused on the real teat al qaeda pos to american citizens. >> re: you see it the me way gregory? i hope don't los you because ofhe satellite connecti, but in ters of what steve just id? >>es, i would agree. >> rose: eric, speako the same poinsteve was justpiking in summing . >> ihink that' right. and as you look at what's going on right now, also look to the congress. there's bee a knee-jerk reaction by many republicans against the president by vice esident dick cheney saying he's st on defenseaying he's challeing the route tough which
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Jan 5, 2010 7:00pm EST
faith. we're going to have to dw on( and south and centl america and asia butlso our friends in t muslim world including in north africaç, ithe middle east and in uth asia. we believe that weon't really need to cpel ourç friends to cooperate witus because i think we unirmly recognize th this is a shared teat. >> suarez: the preside took the opportunity to botassert that he'll stay on tck with closing the guannamo bay prison and at the me time said thatç yemes won't be released and sent ho. help us square those two aspects of the picy. >> asç you know, ray, alllong we've en going through each of tse cases of individuals down at began taun m bay dgt tootcomb, addressing them individually on a casey-case bas,ç making sure that those that we can traner in a way that will vance our interests and protect the united stas, we do that. obviously under thright conditio and the right circumstances. as the psident said today and as he discussewith the torney general, the current siation on the ground in yemen is not the right circumstans. so he wanted to send that clear gnal. buwe w
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Jan 14, 2010 7:00pm EST
sachs or bk of america-- homuch would it rely hit them? >> in a broasense it's not a t of money. in its best years thfinancial industry makes $20billion. this is $10 billion year. it's a fairly all hit. t for some companies it will actually be prettyignificant and the reason is the way th tax is structured. this is a tax on browing. banks get money for their acvities from two sources: the deposits that we put into em or mey they borrow from investors. this is a tax on money the boow from investors. retail banks like, say, wel fargo which rely primarilyn depositson't be hit as hard. they mht pay tens of millions of dollars aear, but companies like goldman sachs, morgan stanley, j.p. morgan chase compans that rely heavily on rrowed money to fund their wall street tivities could face a bill of several hundr million dolls a year. >> warner: so when t president sa this would promote reform in the baing industry, arthey hoping this tax or feectually provides a sent set of incentives. >> they dot view this as a major force for change but they're hoping increntally, on the rgin this is will
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Jan 27, 2010 12:30am EST
chago called keep our homes. it's a partnersh between bank of america andour community groups on the city's southst side. the bank provis the names of customerwho are more than 60 days delinquent on the mortgages. the grps and their volunteers then work with tho customers to get their lns modified. sincnovember, bank of america hareleased the names of more than 500ustomers in this predominantly hispan community. the bank says langge barriers often ke it hard for it to communice with these borrower so volunteers like silvia cisnes are a big help. >> some of them are ppy to see us, that we are from the urch, their parish; that we are not there to selanything or get theinto trouble, but st to tell them where they c go forelp. >> reporte counselors at the four agencies rk aggressively withomeowners to gather all of the necessary parwork for refinaing. >> can i get some ditional information om you? >> reporter: flow-up calls to ack down missing documents a common. donna stites hea up e of the groups working on the projec and admi the process is metimes frustrating. >> they woulhave pay st
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$ billion, ualmost 10% from october. >> sie: america's factories get a bad rap. many people thinmanufacturing is an instry with no growth and no jobs. but there's ts of optimism at one metaparts factory in new jersey. erika miller wt there to find t why, and discovered that is one company may be part o bier trend. >> we've sn a pick up in dema since about the middle of 2009 across all seors. and it actually happed very qukly. >> reporter: jim mlintock is the president of mic stamping, a compy that cuts metal parts used in cars, medil instrumes, computers, and airplanes. the company is locat in this unassuming building in suburn new jersey. but don't let that fool you. its perspectivis big. is it fair to sathat although yore a new jersey-based manufacter, you have your pulse on the global economy? >> we do have our pulse the global economy, and it's absolutely imperate. today's manufacturin enviroent, it's so easy to transact business around t world fluidly. >>eporter: the company is reporting a eady increase of new orders since last summer, and it is ring in anticipation of
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Jan 28, 2010 5:30pm EST
addressing key economic challenges fing america's future. d additional prided by the following supporte -- >>> goodevening, welcome to "worldfocus." i'm daljit dhaliwal in new yk. we srt off tonight discussing ghanistan's future. the aim is to turn over security duties to afghan forces a turn at least som of the taliban from enemies to potential alli. in their final communition,ed aders agre to start transferring secity responsibilities to afgn foes late this year, or eay next year. presidentamid karzaiaid that training the afghans could take five to ten years. and th foreign troops mht b needed for 15 years. in tonight's lead focu we're going to hear about another key component of the emerging afghanistastrategy from london, chrisship of tn tells us about the newly devised plan to win overhe taliban by buying their support. >> reporter: it is easy be cynical abou the conferencin ghanista afghanistan. but 60 countries areere today, workinon an international plan to end theruelingonflict which has been dragging on for ne years. for thfirst time the world's military and dipmat eliteare pr
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Jan 21, 2010 12:00am EST
also the number t author of a number of bt sells. including "america sketches." heoins us tonight from washington good t have you ba on the program. >> and gooto be back wh you. tas: let me start b asking whher or n to yourind the were any immedte compasons, or not so immediate comparisons, that you drew between what we in towd with hurricane katrinan new orleans and ate are seeing in haiti as we speak. >> let me start with a good ings. there isomething about the human heart that has benevolence, compassion. when somhing is happening to somne else thatis bad, pople want to help peoplare still coming into new orlns to help. that was the same instinct in iti. the darker side of itin new orleans whether it was that the state level, the national lvel, or the loc vel, like you did not have great governance. you do not hav people worki togher efficiently in the vernment. likewise we have tt oblem in haiti. we talk about leadship i lot. bothof those situations prove that good leadership mters. tas: it does mter, but as good learship matter only during a isis? or before you get in? there
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foundation, dedicated toromoting fiscal sponsibility and addressing y economic challenges facing america's future and additional fding is providedy the following pporters -- >>> gooevening. welcome to "worldfocus." i'm daljit dhaliwal in new york. we begin tonight with a key issue of intelligence gathering in afghanistan one weekfter a scide bomber and informant tned killer blew himsel up, kiing seven cia officers d his jordanian handle order a remote base in easterafghanistan. it was a costly a damang intelligence failure. there is a much broader inteigence problem. cording to a new report by the highest ranking military telligence officer in afghanistan. american major general chael flynn says th there is too chemphasis on collecting information aime at capturing and killing insurgents, d not enoughn gathering basic informion. flynnays american ielligence officials in afghanista are ignorant of local economi and land wners, hazy about o the por brokers are, and how they might be fluenced. and disengaged when people in th bestosition to find answers. information like this, hesays, admitte
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america, also around the globe. my name is mike embley coming up later r you -- trying to sue theiplomatic -- trying to sue their diplomatic r withturkey. raelapologizes. and a tug of war over who should keep britain'siggest collection of anglo-saxon treasure. heo. you li in one of the poest countries in t world, 80%f you are no me than $2 per day. you are recovering from three hurricanes and tropic storm. and now this. in haiti, the most powerful ribbean earthquake in 200 years s left it is feared tens of thousands dead and unknown numbers dropped. -- unknown numbers tpped. he is facing an imaginable catastphe. the densely populated capil is now in chaos. we have the rert from the neighboring dominican republi it. already o of thepoorest untries in the world, it was a disaster zone. and now says. -- and now this. >> anarthquake just happened and many people are walking in front of me. [unintelligible] that was a lady screang. she was cryg. >> the national palaceas collapsed. at least five bi buildin have collapsed. it is really a daster. >> the world is coming to an end. >> a
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Jan 29, 2010 7:00pm EST
hpful. thank you everyby. god bless e united states america. thank you, evebody. (applause) >>oodruff: now, more on the present's appearance before house republicans-- someonwho was there foit all, texas reesentative jeb hensarling. congressman hearling, than for being with us and for standing outn the cold. what did you te away from this usual session? well, you're right, judy, it was an unual session. sten, the president deserves great credit for acceing our invitation. i'm glad that he didt. i'm hoping something goo ll come out of it. we've never en any kind of outreach from speakepelosi to aempt to work on a bipartisan basis. i hope wsee one out of the president. there are some areas maybe we can work on. bui got to tell you, the american peoe want accotability in government. anregardless of whether you are a republican or democrat today i think was at least a chapter i accountability. i mean things like the louisiana puhase and the cornhusker kickback, pple want to e some accountabity. they saw itoday. >> woouff: you asked him a question about the budget 's going to submit next w
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Jan 26, 2010 10:00pm EST
card bank, bankf america, to protest thcutting of his cdit line. >> and there's nobody that i can speak with at this poi? okay, well, thank you very mh. they're havi extremely hig call volumes. they c't even take your call right no , my guess is the poor littl six people in at department are busy n >> beran: they're the few people who don have to worry aboutheir jobs at bank of america. dead center here. >> bergman: thnew credit card act is not gng to help small busine owners like ben collins. their cas are excluded from the law. >> it's a great overght because companies like me are the companies at are going to be the firstine of hiring. and the re difficult they make it for us to rvive and thriven this economy.. it's disappointing, and it left aad taste in my mouth. >> bgman: a national survey says that re than 50% of amicans have had similar changes to theirredit cards of one kind or another. thiseans that tens of miions of americans are now facing much hier monthly yments on their bills, which isspecially tough in a bad economy. >> i'm hanging on, iwhere i am. i am doing as mu
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Jan 20, 2010 11:00pm EST
lift thk god nextay jumped on him. >> rose:hat do you think of america and our future >>merica is down not out. >> rose: but that's not good >> i know,but you'r down now. >> rose: dow inhat way? >> there was a book written about the islamic wor "what went wrong". i think rightow you could write a book out the united states "what went wrong" potically, economically, financially, you know, the crisis that u're in right now. you're aess. new a mess in the uted states. i have to be honest wi you. i love the united stat. i admire the united states >> rose:nd you're heavily invested here. >> yeah, sur the ited states is the leade of the wld. it's going tbe the leadeof e world for many yea to come. forget china's goingto come out. but you're down. i me... >> rose: "down" mean what? >> i tel you. when you have country has $14 trillion of cumulative debt and its g.p. around 4 billion and both competingwho's going to growaster,hat's not good. >> ros debt or g.d.p. >> yes! and when you have these budget deficits of a trillion dollars going for the foreseeable future that's not accepble. when you
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Jan 6, 2010 7:00pm EST
thghtful guy. he is trying to pull america backrom confrontation. d to try to lower the tone o americ rhetoric, to try to take the crisiout of something a way of reducing the country's risks and vulnerabilities. whenever you start doi tha you e -- people start to question you. e you weak? anthis president is going to be caught-- he'soing too have hard time avoiding being trapped in a way betwe a rock and a ha place of being so tough at he can't try the new, creative foreign policthat he wants, b on the other hand, maybbeing en as weak opener indecisive. it'soing to be a problem for hi >> he's been anythinbut indecisive, and he is-- i ink what's really noticeable ithat he taken such big risks. >>ehrer: too big, sometimes? >> he may have takenn more an thunited states senate can bear, for example, but i don't know how he uld have done lesthan deal with health care, than deawith the economy. he had to do tse things. he'sut on the table some major arms control iniatives and raed the possibility of zero nuke which makes his near-term challeng even tougher. he's td the congress that it has
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willake america rht in spi of itself. >> i he a theory that what we wre about chooses you mo than you choe him -- just like -- i feel that it's choseen. his cale. his people. it in his blood. >> charlie: it's in blood too. that's ectly where i'm from. i know the character. >> i'm se you . i'm sure you do. >> crlie: the drunks andhe sober ones both. >> that's righ >> charlie: lauren county. >>nd i have never had any choice about it. i just -- instinctivel this is what my imagination goes towas. for good or d, that's where i am. >> charlie: is being a wter the same thing? chooses you? >> iny ca, it certainlyis. it certainly -- i was chosen in a way, yeah. i didn'thave any conscious -- i wanted to be an actor so bad, can't tell y, and thenone day, it just -- the gears began to shift. >> charlie: and youanted to be a playwright? >> iwanted to be a playwright in the worst kind of way. i had no training. i hadn't evenone to college. i really had learn on the job, so to speak. >> that's primarilywhere you come from as an actor or an actress is usin yourwn life experience to perhaps be able t
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of theeconomy is actually if you don't take steps to deal with t deficit. >> rose: in america there is a lot of lk about financiareform, there is talk about how you, what you allow banksho are desit banks to do. no hedge funds no private equity, no proprietary trading. where do you comedown? >> we think that what prident obama said rently was probably right. we think that you shouldn't have a situati where banks that are ting retail and coorate deposits arelso making the riskiest sort o bets i termsof largecale prrietary trading. so we welce what predent obama sa and we wouldike toork to getinternational agreement sohat we all ree that there are som things tt we will say that to ban they can't do. i n't want us to go back to the old-fashied glass-steagall o somehow trying toivide retail banks from merchant banks. but i ink that was right. the cond thing that he said that were very attracted to is at we do need, not jt to build up funds to me sure we pay back the money that been poured into the banks the past t that we do ed to solve this moral problem of we've now got a set of banks
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